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5+ stars for Raining Jelly Beans by Vicky Burkholder #romanticsuspense #romance #pnr #bookreview

Title: Raining Jelly Beans

Author: Vicky Burkholder

Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Delia loves her life at the lodge but when an email arrives threatening her happiness, she vows to fight to protect her children. Hoping her ex won’t follow through with his threats, she confides her concerns to a local cop and her brother’s best friend Noah.

Noah has loved Delia from afar for a long time. But he knows she’s off limits because she’s Max’s little sister. So, when she asks for his help, he puts his love on the back burner to find her kidnapped twin girls and put her ex-husband behind bars.

Although this is a stand-alone book, it is connected to the previous story “The Gingerbread Lodge” by Vicky Burkholder with many of the same characters readers fell in love with there.

My Review:

Threats from her ex become all too real and Delia turns to the only man she trusts for help. In this cozy romantic suspense, Vicky Burkholder delves into the seedy side of post-divorce life where children become pawns in a dangerous game. With a gripping plot, characters you’ll love, and a sweet romance, you won’t want to miss this unputdownable read.

Let’s start with the characters. Delia is a wonderful heroine with twin daughters that’ll melt your heart. I connected with Delia right away. Her situation is one many women can relate to. Noah is a hero readers will swoon over. He loves Delia from afar and is willing to do anything for her and her daughters. The ex is a piece of work and I detested him from the start. The other minor characters are well-written and provide a good balance to the overall suspenseful plot.

The romantic suspense is really well done. The romance is brother’s best friend as well as friends to lovers. Vicky Burkholder’s writing style is one where romance is natural and not overdone. It doesn’t take over the story but runs alongside it. The suspense part is gripping yet balances the romance nicely.

This book is short but fully developed. I read it in one sitting. Yes, I couldn’t put it down. Brilliantly written without any flaws, Raining Jelly Beans is one I strongly recommend.

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

As her alter-ego, Vicky has multiple homes all over the universe. She looks human - for the most part - but when she starts writing about characters being able to move things or flicking fire from their fingertips, or changing the course of rivers, people tend to get a little freaked out. She found the one guy out there in the universe who loves her for who she is and they've been together forever and raised four wonderful (now) adults. When not editing or writing, she can be found in the kitchen creating gluten free goodies for her family.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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